Whole Numbers

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of whole numbers:

- The set of whole numbers includes both the natural (counting) numbers and zero.
- The set of whole numbers includes the positive integers and zero.
- The set of whole numbers is

{0, 1, 2, 3, . . . }.

Example

Non-example

–7

‒7 is not a whole number. It is not a member of the set {0, 1, 2, 3, . . . }. The number ‒7 is an integer, a rational number, and a real number.

0.5

0.5 is not a whole number. It is not a positive integer.

TEKS: 6(2)(A), 8(2)(A)